News bites: Shutdown halts federal rulemaking

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) top enfocement official is stepping down, The New York Times reports.

Hundreds of schools have dropped out of the federal school lunch program since new health standards took effect last year, according to The Washington Times. 

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The U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina over the state’s tough new voting restrictions, RegWatch reports.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) chided Attorney Gen. Eric Holder for meeting with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon ahead of an expected multi-billion dollar settlement between the firm and regulators.

The Obama administration granted Texas a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law.

Holder pledged to slash his own pay in a government shutdown.

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